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Internal Auditor

Location:
Flushing, NY, 11355
Posted:
September 10, 2008

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MARIA ELIZABETH H. ARGUELLES

**-** ***** **. ** Flushing, NY 11355-5605

917-***-**** ********@*****.***

QUALIFICATIONS

Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor

Accomplished Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor with over 14 years of proven success in auditing proficiency within the banking and manufacturing industry. Successfully passed the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Examination in one (1) sitting. Comprehensive knowledge of financial statement preparation and analysis. Proficient in applying GAAP to auditing engagements and management reports. Reputation as a meticulous professional with excellent problem solving, communication, and analytical skills. Fluent in English and Filipino. Technically proficient in Windows 9x/NT/2000, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, SAP, Great Plains, Peachtree Accounting and QuickBooks. Core competencies include:

• Auditing • Compliance • Strategic Planning

• Financial Statements • Analytical Review • General Ledger

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

UBIX CORP., Philippines Oct. 2007 – June 2008

Internal Audit Manager

• Worked closely with the Senior Management to deliver an assessment of business risks, managing the planning, design, coordination and delivery of structured audit ;

• Lead Internal Audit team to execute Internal Auditing within the company activities;

• Produced audit report and maintain report systems across management and report to the Audit Committee and to Board of Directors;

• Assisted the external auditors in the annual audit of the financial statements of the company;

• Performed integrated information systems technology audits;

• Responsible for assisting the company in its efforts to achieve SOX compliance including all aspects of planning, documentation, maintenance, testing program design, results of testing and conclusion reporting;

• Kept abreast of best practices in the industry and changes in statutory guidance including changes in SOX compliance requirements;

• Reviewed and approved individual commitment plan and the accomplishment of the audit

staff directly being supervised;

• Lead internal audit team to conduct the regular internal audit and follow up activities in

an effective, professional and timely manner;

• Developed audit program, guide/procedures and internal control function for internal

auditors to implement and reviewed existing audit program and procedures/guides to meet

new established system in the company;

• Acted as a liaison between various levels of management and the audit team to discuss audit plans, results and solutions to correct audit issues.

• Assisted Chairman of Audit Committee to conduct internal audit committee meeting quarterly;

Participated during meeting of the Board of Directors.

• Reviewed and approved individual commitment plan and the accomplishment of the audit

staff directly being supervised;

• Performed special projects at the request of Senior Management;

• Assisted Chairman of Audit Committee to conduct internal audit committee meeting quarterly;

Participated during meeting of the Board of Directors.

AMALGAMATED SPECIALTIES CORP., Philippines Dec. 2004 – Jan. 2007

Internal Audit Manager

• Verified company’s financial status and operating procedures through a systematic program of audits and ensured strict compliance to overall policies, controls and standards;

• Spearheaded the execution of financial, operational, and information technology audits of the company and its subsidiaries in accordance with the established Annual Audit Plan;

• Responsible for the design of Internal Audit Department policies, procedures and protocols and ensured adherence to departmental and professional quality standards;

• Responsible for the SOX 404 documentation and the implementation of self assessment of the company’s business operations and report to the Director;

• Coordinated with the external auditors for SOX 404 testing with respect to the business operations;

• Presented audit reviews, analysis and recommendations to management and other key participants;

• Developed new audit programmes in response to changing risk environments;

• Conducted operational, compliance, financial and investigated audits; as assigned by management;

• Identified opportunities for internal controls and business processes improvements;

• Has knowledge in SAP system, internal control requirements and processes;

• Responsible for the ongoing auditing of the design and operating effectiveness of SAP system controls;

• Coordinated the periodic testing of all SAP application security controls.

LE VIEN HOMES INC., Lakewood, CA 2000 – 2003

Accountant

• Ensured integrity and adequacy of recording all aspects of the company’s financial information in

accordance with U.S. GAAP;

• Maintained the monthly General Ledger accounts and related activities for the production of financial

statements and reports;

• Reviewed, analyzed, interpreted and published accurate and timely periodic financial reports for both

external and management reporting purposes;

• Performed various accounting functions ensuring that areas of responsibility are maintained and reported

accurately;

• Monitored monthly billings, collections, expenses and budget variances and responsible in preparing

the annual budget, regulatory and informational reports; and carried out special projects;

• Monitored departmental spending adherence to approved budget;

• Developed accounting control procedures to maintain accuracy in reporting;

• Responsible for the payroll, accounts payable, billings, collections and inter-company transactions;

• Strengthened internal control functions while simplifying and speeding up processes;

• Researched investment and acquisition opportunities to meet company growth requirements;

• Managed external audits and performed internal audits;

• Performed other various projects as assigned.

UNITRUST DEVELOPMENT BANK, Philippines 2000

Audit Manager

• Managed the Audit Department in planning, coordinating and implementing audits of head office and

Branches; Examined bank records and policies ensuring compliance with appropriate laws and regulations.

• Conducted final audit finding review with branch and department managers.

• Analyzed reports and working papers to ensure appropriate preparation, completion, conformance with audit

department requirements, and accomplishment of audit objectives.

METROPOLITAN AND TRUST COMPANY, Philippines 1994 – 1999

Bank Examiner/Senior Auditor

• Applied GAAP principles, led the audit team in conducting head office and branch examinations.

• Conducted IS audits as an interrelated part of the total audit.

• Conducted initial reviews of audit findings with branch/department managers.

• Prepared preliminary and comprehensive final audit reports, recommending internal control improvements.

• Recommended new audit techniques to improve audit procedures.

CARLOS J. VALDES, CO., CPA, Philippines 1991 – 1993

Junior Examiner

• Conducted external financial audits of diverse clientele.

EDUCATION

DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY, Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Accounting , 1990

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1990

AFFILIATION

PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS, Member

INSTITUTE OF INTERNAL AUDITORS – Philippines, Member



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